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S’pore firms jump onto bandwagon ahead of Taiwan-China trade deal
Singaporean firm Oceanus, the world’s leading producer of abalone, is counting on Taiwan’s trade deal with Beijing to expand in China.
Govt wants to cap Temasek, GIC joint holding in Indian companies at 10%
The government of India wants a change in the India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (Ceca), to explicitly bar the city state’s investment companies Temasek and GIC from having a combined equity stake of more than 10% in any Indian listed company.
Philippines, Singapore FTAs to follow ECFA: report
Taiwan has made strides in negotiating free trade agreements with the Philippines and Singapore, the United Evening News reported yesterday, citing an unnamed high-level source within the government.
Singapore, Costa Rica ink FTA
Singapore and Costa Rica signed the Singapore-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement on Tuesday.
’New generation’ free-trade deal talks start today
Talks begin in Melbourne today to lift what began as a 2001 pact between New Zealand and Singapore to a powerful "new generation" regional free trade deal that the United States has made a top trade priority.
S’pore, EU launch FTA talks
Singapore and the European Union will launch negotiations for a free trade agreement with the first round of talks scheduled to take place in Singapore from March 8 to 12
EU trade chief to visit India
The European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, is due to travel to Singapore to launch negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) and to Delhi "to inject new momentum into the ongoing FTA negotiations"
Singapore, Costa Rica conclude free trade negotiations
The agreement eliminates tariffs, liberalises trade in services and gives new protection to investors.
Kenyan premier proposes free trade pact with Singapore
Visiting Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has proposed a free trade agreement between Singapore and a group of African nations, the city-state’s foreign ministry said Monday.
S’pore, Costa Rica, to ink FTA
It will be Costa Rica’s first with an Asian country
EU to launch FTA negotiations with individual ASEAN countries, beginning with Singapore
"While we don’t lose sight of our ultimate goal of achieving an agreement within a regional framework, I welcome today’s decision which will allow us to move forward and re-engage with this important region through negotiations with individual ASEAN member states," EU Trade Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner said.
Singapore, EU agree to start FTA talks
Singapore and the European Union have agreed to begin talks for a free trade agreement, "paving the way for an EU-ASEAN FTA."
FTA with Singapore ’good’ for both
A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore would be beneficial because it would result in more opportunities with Sri Lanka, currently attempting to develop itself as a hub to India and a financial hub; particularly due to the country’s existing respective FTAs with India and with Pakistan, a top Singapore businessman has said.
Costa Rica advances in free trade talks with China, Singapore
Both accords are expected to be finalized within the first half of 2010.
US trade deals open markets – GAO
The US Government Accountability Office says bilateral free trade agreements signed by the United States work: they deliver new market opportunities for America’s agriculture sector.
Peru-Singapore free trade pact to take effect Aug
A free trade agreement between Peru and Singapore will take effect on Aug. 1, the first pact between the resource-rich Latin American nation and Asia, Peruvian Trade & Tourism Minister Martin Perez said on Wednesday.
Ma calls for fresh talks on FTA with Singapore
President Ma Ying-jeou says he expects Taiwan to sign a free-trade agreement (FTA) with Singapore.
Free trade, jobs and democracy — a look at Singapore
Given the evaporation of 533,000 American jobs last November, the largest downturn in thirty-four years and the prospects for even greater losses, it is vital that we have a public discourse on the cost of free trade and its twin — runaway corporations.
Costa Rica, Singapore set to negotiate free trade agreement
Costa Rica and Singapore will begin negotiating a free trade agreement on April 20, the foreign trade ministry announced on Thursday.
FTA benefits food, telco export
Singapore-based exporters of food and telecommunications equipment look set to be among the major beneficiaries of the new free trade agreement signed with six Gulf states on Monday.